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UP Board Exam 2017 begins; 60 lakh students to take UP board exam today

Mar 16, 2017 12:15 IST

Lucknow: Country’s biggest board examination, the UP Board class 10 and class 12 Exam commenced today. The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) exam began today with the participation of over 60 lakh students.

Get the detailed UP Board Class 10 Date Sheet 2017 here.

Get the full UP Board Intermediate Scheme 2017 here.

Today, the class 10 students will take up exam for UP Board Hindi Paper 2017, whereas the class 12 students will appear for the Hindi – General and Military Science papers. The overall duration of the exam would be 3 hours and 15 minutes, of which the first 15 minutes would be provided to the students to read or examine the question paper. In addition to this, students are advised to carry their exam admit cards safely as without them they would be denied entry into the examination hall.

Check out the UP Board Class 10 Hindi Paper Analysis here.

As per the official date sheet of UP Board, the high school exams would continue until 1st April whereas the intermediate exam will end on 21st April with Library Science paper.

Student Participation

A total of 26.24 lakh class 12 students and 34.4 lakh class 10 students will appear for the board exams this year. The total number of students appearing for the UP Board Exam 2017 has fallen by 63,882, but still, it is above the overall 60 lakhs which makes it a challenge for the UPMSP.

UP Board Exam 2017 – Statistical Highlights

Total number of students

60,29,252

Total number of high school students

34,04,571

Total number of intermediate school students

26,24,681

UP Board Exam 2017 Delayed

This year, due to the UP assembly elections, the UP Board 10th Exam and UP Board Class 12 Exam both were delayed by almost a month. Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) had planned to conduct the exams February 16 and March 6, and the Class 12 exams to be conducted between February 16 and March 20. But the same were delayed to avoid a clash with the recently concluded assembly elections.

Concerns over number of invigilators

As per recent media reports, concerns have been raised by many regarding the availability of the exam invigilators for the UP Board Exam. While the UP Board has assured students and parents that all preparations and facilities are in place for the smooth conduct of the board exams, many are still worried about the scarcity of invigilators. To alleviate these fears, the UPMSP has announced that only for Lucknow region, the board has appointed around 4,800 invigilators in 149 centres-19 government schools, 80 government-aided and 50 self-finance schools. Similar preparations are also in place in all other districts and regions across the state. 

Jagranjosh.com wishes good luck to the students for the upcoming UP Board Exam!

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